"A cylindrical projection map is the most common type of map that we see. Imagine placing the movie screen around the globe in a cylinder shape. The projection that results is depicted in this image. Notice that areas close to the equator have very little distortion. However, the closer to the poles that one travels the more distorted that the map becomes. In this example, Greenland appears to be many times larger than it really is." (link)




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Pacific Ocean is on the top of this map

Screen shot. Map was made with World Map Creator

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